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United States. Army. Women's Army Auxilliary Corps -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc.

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Nancy E. Carter Family Collection

Identifier: WV 0322
Scope and Contents Correspondence to and from Nancy E. Carter beginning in 1942. Letters written by Carter between 1942 and 1943 describe her recruiting experience in the WAAC, basic training at Daytona Beach, her daily routine, and social activities. Lengthy letters from France between 1944 and 1945 include information about her daily life, accommodations, and entertainment activities. Specific subjects include attending ballets, operas, and USO shows, as well as shopping and sightseeing in Paris. A few...
Dates: 1942 - 1992

Lola Forbes Chaconas Collection

Identifier: WV 0255
Content Description

The collection includes Honorable Discharge paperwork, 1944; obituary, circa 1988; Veterans Administration ID card, no date; photograph (copy), circa 1942 to 1944; khaki uniform, jacket and skirt, circa 1942 to 1944; overseas cap, circa 1944; Women's Army Corps (WAC) ribbon, circa 1944.

Dates: circa 1942-1988

Adeline Sears LaPlante Collection

Identifier: WV 0395
Scope and Contents

Adeline Sears LaPlante (1919-2006) of Easton, Pennsylvania, served as a recruiter and as a public relations officer in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) and the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1942-1945.

This collection includes letters, postcards and Christmas cards from LaPlante to her parents about her career in the WAAC and the WAC from 1943-1944. The collection also contains a photograph album, and news clippings from LaPlante's time in the service.

Dates: 1942-1945

Ruth Shaver Collection

Identifier: WV 0226
Content Description The collection includes various Correspondence; interviews and news releases; military papers; publications; newspaper clippings; poems; scrapbook; and photographs. Publications include: WAAC/WAC/Army Printed Material, circa 1942-1945: pamphlet 155 WAC Jobs, 1943; pamphlet Guide for the Operation of Block Leader Service, 1943; pamphlet Physical Examinations of Personnel of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, 1943; pamphlet Tentative WAAC Drill Regulations, circa 1942-1943; pamphlet...
Dates: 1942-1951, 1963-1966, 1997